Noun: An artificially induced altered state of consciousness, characterised by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction.
Noun: Therapy based on or using hypnosis, often in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems.
Hypnosis is accepted as a powerful tool for change within both the fields of medicine and self-improvement. Hypnosis is often referred to as hypnotherapy when it is used to make a positive, long-lasting change in a person. Millions of people have been successfully treated for a wide range of conditions.
Some conditions that respond well to hypnotherapy include:
- Confidence/Self Esteem
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
Hypnotherapy differs from stage hypnosis. Many techniques employed in stage shows are used for effect and audience members will be pre-prepared and compliant 'volunteers'.
An individual cannot be made to do anything against their will while they are in a hypnotic state.